and I feel a bit leery about it, there are just SO many side effects! And some really scary ones at that. I've been feeling exhausted lately, will Tegretol just exacerbate my exhaustion? I used to be a very high energy person, but no longer, much to my chagrin! My energy has taken off with my sense of humor and both are holding me for ransom! Help, please?

My neuropathy has been quite bad. It's stinging, burning, and weird electric shocks. Plus some stabbing pains that I can't explain, either.
My Neurologist has said that ALL of my neuropathic pain is caused by Spondylolisthesis. I may end up on a surgeon's table, but in the meantime I want to mitigate the pain as best as possible. This is no way to live, in chronic pain - which most of my friends on this great site also experience.

ANYONE that has even tried Tegretol, anyone with experience with this med would be so very appreciated, IF you want to share your experience with me, and all the folk that read our posts.
Thank you in advance,
P.S. I'm leaving for the day (hope my energy doesn't give out today!) and will try to get back online later tonight, if not I'll be on in the morning. Again, I thank you!!